How to host a NewsTrain workshop
workshops begin with a request from a potential host.
order to hold a NewsTrain workshop in your city, a few basic requirements need
to be considered.
Host Committee: Each workshop is
developed by NewsTrain staff and a local host committee. The host committee consists
of 8-10 representatives from local or regional newspapers, regional AP bureaus,
state press groups, journalism association chapters, college journalism
schools, and other news organizations.
Attendance: Our target for attendance is 100+ people. Host committees are responsible for promoting the workshop and recruiting participants.
Costs: Host committees are
responsible for providing the venue and food service. Of the $75 registration
fee for each participant, host committees receive $35 to cover or help offset
costs. NewsTrain covers all other costs.
Planning: Through a series of meetings,
the host committee works with NewsTrain staff to plan the workshop, manage
registrations, and run the workshop. Host committees work closely with the NewsTrain
Project Director through all phases.
your area has been selected to host a NewsTrain workshop, the host committee
will receive a packet of planning tools and begin working with the NewsTrain
Project Director. Planning begins six months before the workshop.
DOWNLOAD THE 2013 NEWSTRAIN HOST APPLICATION.
For more details or to
request a NewsTrain workshop in your area, contact Michael Roberts, NewsTrain
Project Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.